WORK IN PROGRESS

Maybe life is a work in progress,

Slow to see results, miracles not abundant.

Maybe life is a lot of waiting and wishing,

Wading through the muddy water

Before you reach your dreams.

Maybe life is little moments strung together of joy and sadness, of waiting and then receiving.

Maybe, life is simply a jumbled, beautiful mess.

-tmtf

Photo via Pixabay.com

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BEING NICE

“Three things in human life are important: the first is to be kind; the second is to be kind; and the third is to be kind.”
Henry James

I think every single one of us has had a not-so-pleasant experience, particularly in the customer service area – anything in the public, really.

Maybe they’re having a bad day, or you did the thing that annoys them the most – who knows? It’s understandable that they won’t be perfectly chipper each and every time they deal with somebody, they’re doing it all day long. Continue reading “BEING NICE”

LISTEN

Try to listen to the people speaking to you.

Truly tune in to their words, their movements, their mannerisms.

Delve into the conversation by listening to each syllable of theirs.

Don’t think too much…

Respond naturally, not harping on what you’ll say when they pause.

Be there for them when they need you, and try to notice the signs when they do.

Breathe, listen, and be in the moment.

-tmtf

Photo from Pixabay.com, by Unsplash

MONEY… EVERYTHING WHEN YOU’RE POOR, NOTHING WHEN YOU’RE RICH?

The idea of money when you’re poor is pretty magical, a fantasy… yet when you’re wealthy, it typically doesn’t mean as much. Purchasing something costly when you’re poor is a big deal, but when you don’t have as many money woes, well, it’s not so stressful.

So, this begs the question: Is it the other way around, too? Continue reading “MONEY… EVERYTHING WHEN YOU’RE POOR, NOTHING WHEN YOU’RE RICH?”

CHEERING UP WITH COMEDY – A REMEDY FOR DEPRESSION?

I’ve been writing such mopey posts lately…

How about some comedy? Or at least acknowledging it, since I’m not a very humorous person (maybe I could work on that…)

I know sometimes when I’m truly down in the dumps with my depression (that is putting it very lightly), I like putting on a Netflix comedy special or two and letting the laughter which has been drained out of me, come out again.

I’m sure my body appreciates some lightheartedness after all the serious stuff. It’s nice to just feel my body laughing out of control. It’s nice not to feel numb or still for once. Continue reading “CHEERING UP WITH COMEDY – A REMEDY FOR DEPRESSION?”